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2018 NFL Injury Guide: Kareem Hunt

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Name: Kareem Hunt

 

Age: 23

 

Team: Kansas City Chiefs

 

2017 Stats:  16 games, 272 rushes for 1,327 yards, 8 TD. 53 rec for 455 yards, 3 TD

2018 Projections: 16 games, 249 rushes for 1,112 yards, 8 TD. 53 rec for 425 yards, 2 TD

Projected 2018 Fantasy Value: RB7

 

 

Injury: Hunt sustained a hamstring injury during OTAs in June, which led to him taking time off OTAs and minicamp. While he did miss time, it appeared to be more for precautionary reasons and doesn’t appear to be more than a mild strain of the hamstring. Strains are graded on a 1-3 scale, with a grade 1 being a mild overstretching of the muscle fibers, grade 2 being a partial tear, and grade 3 being a full thickness tear. Based on Hunt’s progression, he’s likely to have suffered a very low grade 2 strain. Barring a setback, he should be 100% ready to go for the 2018 season.

 

2018 Health Outlook: Hunt enters the year as the primary ball carrier and should be 100% heading into the season. While hamstring strains do have a tendency to linger or reoccur, he appears to have had more than enough time to rest, rehab, and recover to head into the new season fully healthy.

 

Risk of Re-Injury: 10%

 

Recommendations: Draft Hunt with maximum confidence as your RB1 as he heads into his second year as the clear lead back. With backup Spencer Ware attempting to come back from a multi-ligament knee injury, Hunt should be in line for more touches this season. Hunt heads into the 2018 season with minimal injury worries.

 

Links: http://www.rotoworld.com/recent/nfl/12295/kareem-hunt https://www.fantasypros.com/nfl/projections/rb.php?week=draft

 

Ziad Dahdul is a Doctor of Physical Therapy practicing in Southern California. He received his doctorate from the University of Southern California and his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from California State University- Fullerton. He is a board certified orthopedic specialist, working with competitive athletes and weekend warriors for nearly a decade. He grew up playing basketball and baseball and continues to play recreationally to this day. He is a die hard fan of the Lakers, Dodgers, Patriots, and USC Trojans and has been playing fantasy sports for 15+ years.

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